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Nov 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
spoke with robin wright, a senior fellow at the institute of peace, who has just returned from the region. how hopeful are you get a cease- fire will hold? >> 64 years after this conference began, we all know that cease-fires are very vulnerable to collapse. but we all know that whether this particular cease-fire last or not, there is an interest on all parties to try to bring this to an end. there is a sense across the region that so many in government have pressing, internal problems and are not interested in the energy that is needed to invest in a confrontation between the arab world and the israelis. and the president of egypt has played such a constructive role over questions about whether an islamic government could ever deal with israel and bring about an influence on hamas to see a peace process unfold. >> and looking at the details of the cease-fire agreement, it seems that there is an ass of concession. there will be talks on the border crossing (from gaza -- opening from gaza into israel prepare. there have been issues about the gaza plot 80, which has been causing
Nov 20, 2012 9:00pm PST
dershowitz, harvard law professor, reza aslan from the council of foreign relations and robin wright of the woodrow wilson center. welcome to you all. let me start with you, alan dershowitz. a day that promised so much but in the end delivered very little. what is your reading of where we are with this? >> i don't think it promised all that much. i think all it really promised was some kind of a cooling-off period. i don't believe that there will be a cease-fire that will hold. the representative of the plo acknowledged that. he agreed with me. he said he thought in four years or three years or two years, israel would start it up again but that's not the way it works. the way it works is hamas decides whether because they want to testgypt or because they are told by iran or because of their own people that the time has come to renew the sending of rockets and once that happens, in a democracy like israel, there has to be a response. the israelis have to protect their civilians and so they then take action, military actions, and it's called the cycle of violence but it's not a cycle o
Nov 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
. let's dig deeper right now, robin wright senior fellow at the woodrow wilson center in washington. robin, you don't think that president morsi was trying to create a dictator ship overnight, do you think he did go too far? what do you think he was trying to accomplish? >> he did go too far. and the timing was terrible. but the context is really important. egypt's judiciary had earlier this year had dissolved a democratically elected parliament. and there were deep fears the judiciary was moving in the next couple weeks to resolve an assembly that was working on a new constitution. the process could take a year, year and a half. this is time that egypt doesn't have. there's a real interest in moving forward and creating solutions to the many problems that have been left behind by the mubarak era. the problem throughout the region where you see changes is this deep polarization between islamist parties and secular forces and both sides being deeply afraid that the other side is going to create -- whether it's an islamic regime or take countries back into autocratic rule. >> steven,
Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
times." aus is robin wright as the woodrow wilson center here in washington. robin, you don't think that president morsi was trying to create a dictatorship overnight, but you think he did go too far. what do you think he was trying to accomplish? >> he did go too far and the timing was terrible, but the context is really important. egypt's judiciary had earlier this year had a democratically elected parliament. there were deep fears they were installing a new constitution. nald have set egypt back to square one to elect a new parliament and from na parliament create a new body to write a constitution. that's a process that could take a year, year and a half. this is time egypt doesn't have. there is a real interest in moving forward and creating solutions to the many problems left behind by the mubarak era. the problem throughout the region where you see changes is the deep polarization between islamic parties and secular forces and both sides deeply afraid the other side is going to create an islamic regime or take the countries that have undergone democratic transitions back into
Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
at the national security council, jeffrey goldberg and robin wright is a senior fellow and distinguished scholar at the wilson center, and she just returned from the region. i would add robin is a former kol he colleague of mine at the "washington post." i'm thrilled the three of you are here. three people who can tell us the meat of what's going on. robin, you were just there. both chuck and ayman indicated signs are moving in a direction of a ceasefire, but both were also cautious to say, look, you know, nothing is declared until everything is declared in that regard. does that jive with what you know coming out of there? >> i think everybody wants to see an end to the hostilities. the real problem is does this open the way for significant diplomacy? no ceasefire will last unless both sides deal with the realities. the palestinians have lived under conditions they think are unacceptable. hamas has been using its rockets to pressure israel. israel, you know, wants to make sure that hamas no longer targets civilian areas, and so both sides have an interest in ending the hostilities but there are
Nov 20, 2012 2:00pm PST
, very much near the end of the term. it could help define her legacy. we're joined by robin wright and steve clemens, washington editor-at-large for the atlantic. great to have you both experts on. what i'm fascinated by has always been the relationship starting at the time he named her secretary of state, and she agreed to take it. this was a mutual agreement. she could have said no and stayed as a very important senator from new york. this relationship, is it a familiar one like a president and his -- like kennedy and dean rusk or truman and dean acheson? is it like that? we have a big president and a somewhat smaller cabinet ministers or are they like equals? >> i think they're closer to equals but this is not kissinger/nixon. hillary came in as the far more experienced person when it came to knowing the world. her husband had been president. she'd toured the world. he had been. >> she was an international figure. >> she was an international figure. obama was the ingenue. i think obama has become a stronger president on foreign policy. i know there were a couple situations where
Nov 20, 2012 4:00am PST
. robin wright is a veterans affairs journalist, author of a terrific book called "rock the casba." we appreciate your time this morning. >> good morning. >> walk us through this ground operation we're told is on hold while there's an opportunity for negotiations and diplomacy to work. how long is on hold for? so far nobody has really given me, you know, a window of how much time they realistically have. what do you think it is? >> well, look, there's the potential for, at any moment -- whether it's one of the real extre extremist groups like islamic jihad to start firing missiles to undermine diplomacy. sequence of events will likely play out for two or three days. hillary clinton doesn't even arrive until much later today and then you have to deal with the core problem, the chicken and egg argument. israelis are saying we want a cease fire and then we'll talk about the political issues. whereas hamas is saying, we want a package that includes not just the process of a cease fire, but the substance, the political substance of what are we going to get out of this. they believe they've
Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
now. we're going to bring in veteran middle east analyst robin wright at the woodrow wilson center and the u.s. institute of peace and author of the book "rock the casbah." she just returned from a trip to the middle east. let's start with the shooting. a very fragile truce right now, a fragile cease-fire, how threatening is an incident like this? >> in 64 years of conflict we've had dozens of cease-fires that are fallen apart. this one was always vulnerable. tempers are particularly explosive. but both sides have a vested interest right now in trying to generate movement for the palestinians, the opening of gaza, the end of the blockade, or the easing of the blockade, that's crippled the economy now for four years, and the israelis want security, obviously, for because of the hamas rockets hit for the first time as far as tel aviv and jerusalem. so there's motive to move forward. the question is, is there the will. that's always been the issue. >> both sides have the motive to move forward, as you say. both sides also claiming victory in this small skirmish over the last several d
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Nov 28, 2012 8:00am PST
outlasts the protests we're seeing on the streets? robin wright, from wilson center and institute of peace. she spent her professional career covering the middle east as our own judith miller, who was the cairo bureau chief for "the new york times" and fox news contributor. what a pleasure to have you both with us today, two great experts on this. robin, what are we seeing play out in egypt? why did morsi's actions last week cause this type of reaction in the streets? >> well it comes in the context of the deep polarization between islamist parties and secular forces, between the forces of the past and the force who is are in power at the moment. it also comes in context with the great struggle to define the new constitution. the judiciary is controlled to a certain degree by holdovers from the mubarak area dissolved parliament and appeared to be on verge of dissolving the constituent assembly was writing constitution and that would have meant to go to square one. jenna: if i could just stop you so we get the full understanding of this. some say the judiciary, the judges would dissolve the
Nov 20, 2012 2:00am PST
. robin wright will join us, as well. and how are the markets reacting to the unrest overseas? a major rally yesterday. could we see another upswing today? we'll take a look at what's going on with stocks, oil prices, tell you what it means for you. and kind of a political dynasty we're talking to jeb bush jr. about changes to the republican party. you know he is a big proponent of focusing on hispanic voters. we'll sort of analyze the gop results of past election, what they need to do if they actually want to win next time around. that's all ahead. >> your long weekend was nice? >> my long weekend was excellent. excellent. miami. warm. >> nice. >> heat. >> good for you, soledad o'brien. >> the best. >> at the top of the hour, we do want to talk not necessarily about the great weather in miami but about the record-breaking rain in the northwest. definitely complicating holiday travel for a lot of you this week. rob marciano is live at the cnn weather center with more on the rain. good morning. >> and good morning. it's not all bed of roses down there in miami. we actually have a heavy
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